Nippon Ichi Software has released the first official information and screenshots of Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story, its recently announced action RPG where the player takes on the role of an instructor that guides four princesses.
Get the details below.
The setting of the story is a world where swords, magic, and “relics” of an ancient civilization exist. You, the battle and training expert known as the “Instructor Knight,” receive a request to visit the four “Relic Islands.”
As an instructor, your mission is the guidance of the four princesses belonging to each power.
“The Kingdom of Alixern City,” a country of lush agriculture. “The Rust Magic Guild,” which has a strong desire for knowledge, but lacks moral value. The “Noble Business Alliance,” where “relics” are actively utilized. And the “North Kamara Clan Federation,” where many demi-humans reside.
How will you teach and guide the princesses? Which princess’ battle will you oversee? What sort of conclusion awaits? Everything depends on the choices you make.
The story of “you” and the “four knight princesses” is about to begin.
Liliati (voiced by Ayane Sakura)
A princess who serves as the head knight of the Alixarn Kingdom. While she is no good at thinking about complicated issues, she has a cheerful and positive personality, and is loved by her soldiers and the people.
Since he defeats the dragon threatening the country, and treats its people to the dish of their dreams, “Dragon Steak,” she invites the protagonist, dubbed “Dragon Slayer,” to the country.
Veronica (voiced by Hiromi Igarashi)
A young genius witch who leads the islands’ greatest black magic guild. She is free-thinking and takes on an arrogant attitude with anyone she comes into contact with, but is charismatic when it comes to magicians who stress amount of talent.
She finds it efficient to use the techniques of ancient civilizations in order to conquer the world, and kidnaps the protagonist, who has is a scholar when it comes to relics.
Monomaria (voiced by Rarisa Takeda Tago)
A fallen noble of the Noble Business Alliance, and the princess of the Eudalia family. Even in poverty, she has many vassals who admire her, and manages to survive through her vassal and mercenary business.
She believes her growth is essential for the revival of the Eudalia family, and seeks the leadership of the protagonist, who is famous as an educationalist.
Alpana (voiced by Yuuki Kuwahara)
Princess of the Dragon People, and founder of the “Great Kamara Faith” long followed by the North Kamara Clan Federation. She is a philanthropist aiming for the coexistence of all races.
In order to broaden the creed of the Kamara Faith and save everyone, she requests the cooperation of the protagonist, who is familiar with the languages and cultures of various places.
■ Game Outline
The Player is the Trainer of Princesses!
The protagonist is a training and combat professional known as the “Instructor Knight.” Players will form a contract with the princesses of each major power, and as their official instructor, guide them while fighting to fulfill their goals.
The player will meet and train a total of four princesses. The game has multiple stories that are different for each princess.
Praise, Scold, and Train the Princesses!
The hero can guide the princesses in various situations, such as during conversations or in battle. By appropriately conducting two types of guidance—“praise” or “scold”—you can stimulate the growth of the princesses and grant them temporary stat increase effects, allowing you to advance battles with a greater advantage.
The reaction after praising or scolding a princess is different depending on the princess’ personality and the state of battle. Raise the princesses to maturity while enjoying this form of communication.
Command Soldiers and Defeat Enemy Armies
The protagonist and princess, as the “Commander,” will lead their own platoon into battle. The player controls the princess and protagonist, and and fight alongside their soldiers while also wielding a weapon themselves, while aiming for the destruction of their enemies and the completion of their mission. This is a type of strategy action where both the player character and the commands issued to soldiers are the key to victory.
■ First-Print Bonus
First-print copies of Your Knight Princesses Training Story will include a soundtrack CD with an original booklet (featuring character setting materials and in-game illustrations) and wallpaper data (for PC and smartphones) encased in a custom illustrated jacket. The soundtrack features a selection of background music from the game.
Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story is due out for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PS Vita in Japan on January 25, 2018.
View the screenshots at the gallery.